First Appeared in The Music Box, March 1995, Volume 2, #3
Written by John Metzger
This is probably the most accessible of Blues Traveler's albums, and it might just be their best to date. Opening with the catchy Run Around, the band dances around John Popper's playful lyrics and amazing harmonica playing. Other standouts include The Mountains Win Again (featuring Warren Haynes of Allman Brothers fame), the funky Stand (featuring Paul Shaffer), the tender Look Around, and the radio-friendly Hook. In true Popper style, many of the songs really speak to the listener and cover a wide array of topics, with his usual tongue-in-cheek wit. There's quite a bit going on musically as well, particularly with Popper's harmonica solos and Bob Sheehan's pounding bass.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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